World: Hits and Misses: A 25-Year Box Score

AFTER a quarter-century, the U.N. survives, but the question remains of how much it accomplishes beyond that. Secretary-General U Thant's own assessment is that "the U.N. has done well, but it has not done well enough." Certainly it is no longer a defense of the U.N.'s record merely to recall Adlai Stevenson's remark that if the U.N. were to disappear, something very much like it would have to be created. One of its most useful functions remains as a place for hostile big powers to meet and, if they so desire, to use U.N....

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